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Bolivian Defense Minister Resigns in Highway Dispute

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bolivia’s defense minister has resigned to protest a police crackdown on indigenous groups marching to protest a planned highway through a nature reserve. Cecilia Chacon said she did not agree with the government’s decision to break up hundreds of demonstrators, who began marching toward the capital, La Paz, from the city of Trinidad last month […]

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Earthquake Damage Keeps Washington Monument Closed

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 6:58 am (UTC-5)
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Engineers in Washington will speak to the media Monday about when it might be possible to re-open the iconic Washington Monument, which was damaged by an earthquake last month. The National Park Service says the damage evaluation continues on the nearly 170-meter obelisk, erected to honor the country’s first president, George Washington. Initial inspections revealed […]

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Jamaica PM to Step Down

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:01 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaica’s prime minister has announced that he is stepping down in the coming weeks to make way for a new leader from within the ruling Jamaica Labor Party . Bruce Golding has been in office since 2007. Prime Minister Golding said Sunday the last four years have “taken a toll.” He said now is an […]

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Chavez Recovering from Chemotherapy

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to reassure his people, telling them he is recovering from his fourth round of chemotherapy and gearing up for a re-election bid next year. Mr. Chavez said on state television Sunday he hoped this was his last round of treatment. He returned from Cuba Thursday after completing treatment. Mr. Chavez […]

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US Marathon Swimmer Ends Cuba-Florida Crossing

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to swim the 166 kilometers from Cuba to Florida. Making the journey without the benefit of a shark cage, the 62-year-old Nyad had reached the halfway point despite suffering painful stings by Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. But medics warned her that with toxins from […]

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U.S. Swimmer Nears Halfway Point of Cuba – U.S. Course

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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American Diana Nyad is moving toward the halfway point Sunday in her third attempt at swimming from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys . Late Saturday, Nyad was treated by doctors aboard a support vessel after being stung a second time by Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. Her support team says she is now attempting […]

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Mexico Killing Tied to Internet Anti Drug Posting

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican police say killing of a woman journalist whose decapitated body was found near the U.S. border appears to be the work of a violent drug cartel. Police believe the victim, Marisol Marcia Castaneda was killed in retaliation for her anti-drug postings on a social media site. Castaneda was an editor with the Nuevo Laredo […]

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Nyad Resumes Epic Swim from Cuba to US

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:21 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad resumed her swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys early Sunday after getting medical attention. Late Saturday, Nyad was treated by doctors aboard a support vessel after being stung a second time by Man o’ War jellyfish. The 62-year-old swimmer began her journey Friday evening from Havana’s Hemingway Marina. […]

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Defunct Satellite Falls Over Pacific Ocean

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says pieces of a decommissioned satellite have fallen back to Earth over the Pacific Ocean. NASA says it may never be known exactly when or where the pieces of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell, but it is most likely at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. NASA has said the […]

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Defunct Satellite Falls Over Pacific Ocean

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 5:09 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says pieces of a decommissioned satellite have fallen back to Earth over the Pacific Ocean. NASA’s Joint Space Operations Center in California said the agency is still trying to determine exactly when the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite re-entered the atmosphere. NASA has said the risk to public safety from the falling […]

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